The Humanities as Pre-Qualitative Research
April 23, 2018
Presented by Samuel Rocha, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
Computational Models of Mental Models of Computational Models of the World
April 6, 2018
When students use computer simulations to learn about system principles, like ideal gas laws, they often misinterpret the underlying rules of the systems. Robert Goldstone will discuss and demonstrate a new model for understanding systems by interacting with them, based on the way human learners discover patterns in natural phenomena.
Orchestrating Social Innovation Networks with Digital Studios
March 29, 2018
In this talk, Matthew Easterday discussed the challenges and benefits of problem-based learning, an approach that helps students use teamwork to tackle real problems. He also discussed how digital studios may improve problem-based learning and demonstrate instructional principles for studio learning.
Reframing Labor: How Evolving Work Experiences Influence Student Success
March 13, 2018
“Reframing Labor: How Evolving Work Experiences Influence Student Success,” presented by Vanessa A. Sansone, Assistant Professor of Higher Education, The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Mexican Caretakers’ Beliefs about Children’s Literacy and Language Development
March 13, 2018
“Mexican Caretakers’ Beliefs about Children’s Literacy and Language Development” presented by Jorge E. Gonzalez Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Health and Learning Sciences, University of Houston.
The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers
March 13, 2018
“The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers” presented by Mica Estrada, Carl A. Grant Visiting Scholar, Asst Professor, Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Institute of Health & Aging, University of California San Francisco.
Haley Vlach, Director of the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab at WCER
February 6, 2018
Haley Vlach is assistant professor of Educational Psychology at UW-Madison and directs the Learning, Cognition and Development Lab at WCER.
From Inclusion to Inclusive Schooling: ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom
January 29, 2018
Most English language learners find themselves in mainstream rather than ESL or bilingual classrooms. This reality has important implications for how mainstream teachers structure their instruction. This talk will explore ELLs’ experiences in mainstream classrooms and the importance of educators of using multilingual instruction with these students.
Disciplining Bilingual Education in the Post-Civil Rights Era
December 7, 2017
Dr. Flores’ research seeks to denaturalize the raciolinguistic ideologies that inform current conceptualizations of language education. This entails both historical analysis of the origins of current raciolinguistic ideologies and how current education policies and practices reproduce them. His current work in this area theorizes academic language as a raciolinguistic ideology. Dr. Flores’s primary objective in this work is to illustrate the ways in which the concept of academic language marginalizes language-minoritized students and to develop alternative conceptualizations of language that resist this marginalization.
Against the Prison Pipeline: Laboring for Love, Toward Justice, with Joy
December 6, 2017
Crystal Laura’s research focuses on the social and academic wellbeing of Black children in the “school-to-prison pipeline.” In this talk, she summarized key contributors to the school-to-prison pipeline and how educators can intervene.care.
A Panel Discussion about Careers in Academia
November 15, 2017
Faculty in the School of Education discussed careers in academia. A brief presentation and panel discussion described searching for jobs, participating in on-campus interviews, and negotiating job offers.
Attention and Learning in Young Children
November 15, 2017
Anna Fisher’s talk focused on the development of attention regulation during the preschool period, and its importance for learning when children begin formal schooling.
Matthew Hora, Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions
October 31, 2017
Matthew Hora is a research scientist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research and an assistant professor of Adult and Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In his role as director of the Center for Research on College-Workforce Transitions he talks here about producing research that has a direct translation to the world of practice.
New Faculty in the School of Education Present Their Work
October 5, 2017
- Jordan Conwell, Sociology, Educational Policy Studies, on race and class inequality in education
- Peter Wardrip, Curriculum & Instruction, on learning in makerspaces
- Natalie Zervou, Dance, on the intersections between dance and national identity
- Nicole Louie, Curriculum & Instruction, on efforts to shift the culture of mathematics teaching
Learners’ Construction of Fraction Values
October 1, 2017
Richard Prather studies the relationship between children’s behavior and neural activity during early mathematics learning. He will discuss his current work using experimental psychology and computational modeling to investigate how learners understand fractions.